Maybe I'm being bias, that is a possibility or maybe I'm adding in receiving threats they didn't factor in for the other teams. I was ok with us not being listed at number 1 even 2 and 3 didn't really phase me, but not even TOP 5!! come on Bucky Brooks(here it is ) realistically we all know Megatron compensates for all the teams top 2 receivers except the Bears (Alshon and Marshall) are some beast, but being he listed rosters current I will factor in Golden Tate who isn't a slouch in his own right to compliment Mr. Johnson. The Lions also drafted Eric Ebron whom I wasn't happy with the pick initially (not because of the pick i was still shocked buffalo was the team that took the Watkins possibility off the table for us after being teased by all those instagram photos in Lions unis) who is a highly rated athlete especially at his position according to this sports science clip.
That's just the beginning of the teams listedthese are the players that had more than 250 yards receiving there were only 6 and out of those only 4 broke 500 yards receiving which the Lions field two of those names
Matt Forte 74 catches for 594 yards -Bears
Joique Bell 53 catches for 547 yards - Lions
Reggie Bush 54 catches for 506 yards - Lions
Roy Helu 31 catches for 251 yards - Redskins
We do have some other pieces I could name but that would be stretching such as Pettigrew (dropzilla), Fauria (redzone terror), Broyles(if healthy) but I will list their same list plus the teams running backs and see where you guys vote we should be place, oh yeah i forgot to mention that only 2 of those quarterbacks have the capability or offensive structure to throw for over 4'500 yards except Colts and Broncos as a side note.
Lions:Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Eric Ebron
what place would you rate lions here and why?
2014 stat prediction for lions receivers based off Staffords average for the last 3 years of 4,884 yards a season.
Calvin Johnson -1,300 yards
Golden Tate- 950 yards
Eric Ebron- 600 yards
Reggie Bush - 400 yards
Joique Bell -450 yards
Brandon Pettigrew- 300 yards
Tj Jones- 250 yards
Ryan Broyles- 250 yards
Joseph Fauria- 200 yards
Jeremy Ross- 100 yards
Chad Abram- 84 yards